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Re: sulfa smell in water

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Originally Posted by dave22q View Post
thanks for the replies. i narrowed it down to main tank cause no problem on backup tank after clearing the hoses. placed 6 oz chlorox added 4-5 gal water moving hose to get some mixing action. let stand 16 hrs. then ran tank while adding fresh water until chlorox smell largely dissapated at the faucets(cold water only/ did not want chlorox in hot water heater). finally refilled tank careful to leave an inch or two clear at the top. tastes good now- both hot & cold. we will see what happens over time.
David--You might want to add some Aquabon Water Treatment to your tanks. If you do not have one, it is also helpful to have an activated charcoal filter on the feed water to your pump(s) to help clear the water you're using. See AQUABON Drinking Water Freshener at West Marine for Aquabon and Google Pentek for smaller filter cannisters with replaceable charcoal filter cartridges.

FWIW...
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